What is happening in the Western world is scary and upsetting to many but exciting and full of promise to others. It might seem a banality to say the world is changing, but the world is changing — rapidly, inevitably, sometimes unpredictably and painfully. Those who don’t realize it, acknowledge it and adapt risk being overtaken by history.
In Europe and America we have seen a complete rejection of the old way of doing things. Populists (justly called “the forgotten”) are emerging everywhere as a force to be reckoned with.
The GOP establishment and its big monied backers are still reeling from the shock that an outsider like the iconoclastic Donald Trump was able to single-handedly destroy a field of sixteen candidates and to then do the unthinkable by defeating the corrupt Clinton dynasty. For guys like the Kochs, it was to have been a Bush vs. Clinton contest which would have been a win-win for pro-amnesty globalists and the fat cats who are able to purchase politicians with the change from their sofa cushions.
The city of Danville, Virginia sits in the bellybutton of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a hat-toss over the North Carolina border and about 85 miles northwest of Raleigh. It’s low hill country and Danville straddles the frothy, chocolate-milk waters of the Dan River. Downtown, once a booming trade district, today is a decomposed industrial husk, a tidy cluster of silent rectangles ensnared by broad, ghostly thoroughfares built for a time in the not-so-distant past when people and goods poured in and out of town.
Those days are gone, perhaps never to return.
What the left calls “multiculturalism” is actually the systematic destruction of cultures and the replacement of these cultures by a synthetic, artificial, and meaningless global culture. When the left talks about “diversity,” it really means the crushing of differences in thought, values, and art into a sort of baby food which neither nourishes the soul or elevates the mind.
This is because cultural differences are based on geography and exist in nations and regions rather than in the nonsensical “global” community. Indeed, there are cultural differences within most nations of any size that reflect the differences within parts of a nation.
Canada is a good example. Quebec decades ago insisted upon the preservation of the French language and with it French culture in that quarter of Canada. Scotland is likewise a nation within the United Kingdom that the English allowed to retain Scottish state religion; Scottish money; Scottish judicial systems; and, over the last few decades, an independent Scottish Parliament.
It is often said that “other-izing” people overall can be dangerous and other-izing your enemies specifically can be tactically detrimental. For one, it can lead to a false sense of superiority over those people as you assert some kind of imagined genetic advantage. It can also lead to dangerous generalizations of vast groups as you categorize and pigeonhole millions as being exactly the same when this is rationally impossible. However, other-izing is perhaps the only option when faced with a very particular type of person embracing a very particular brand of ideology; other-izing can become a matter of survival.
I am of course talking about globalists.
If you oppose globalism in any way, you must be some kind of Nazi.
At least that’s the message I’m getting from the slavishly pro-globalist press.
In a scathing condemnation of the attitudes of the “Davos elite”, the political editor for Germany’s Die Zeit newspaper has penned an article for the New York Times blasting the “two built-in contradictions” of social democracy.
Jochen Bittner, who writes once a month for the NYT, begins by dissecting the electoral irrelevance of Germany’s Social Democrat party, led by former European Parliament president Martin Schulz. He diagnoses social democracy’s decline by outlining two major “contradictions”.
Instead of strengthening the bargaining power of Canadian workers and bringing in massive tax cuts to make life more affordable, Justin Trudeau is doing the bidding of the global corporate elites at the expense of working class Canadians.
Three strange incidents occurred in recent weeks. Nancy Pelosi was “shouted down by immigration activists for trying to strike Dreamers deal with Trump.” Hillary Clinton’s book received disappointing reviews from the left, and former FBI director James Comey was heckled at Howard University. “Go home Comey, you’re not our homey.” The audience was turning on its performers. All were signs the once reliable Blue Model is misfiring.
A top official on the National Security Council was fired last month by National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster reportedly after he argued in a memo that President Trump’s administration is under sustained attack from globalists and Islamists.
Rich Higgins, a former Pentagon official who served in the NSC’s strategic-planning office as a director for strategic planning was fired on July 21, The Atlantic first reported.
The memo, written in late May, described threats to the administration by globalists, bankers, the “deep state,” and Islamists
As I have mentioned before, the most satisfying thing about Trump withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord is not that he did it, but that he did it in a way that maximized the outrage from the climatistas and their media toadies. It was a dial-it-to-eleven reprise of the outrage of when President George W. Bush took us out of the Kyoto Protocol, which was the previous treaty that would have saved the world if we hadn’t bailed on it.
The complete lack of self-awareness on the part of the media/academic/Progressive ruling class has always puzzled me. How do they do it without falling into a pain-induced coma from the cognitive dissonance they should be suffering… What monstrous thing lies below their consciousness to enable it? I have come to believe that it is a bigger thing than the seemingly separate concerns and issues they champion. it is really about the quasi-religious “Church of Globalism” and its priesthood. They will sacrifice anything on its alter…,
…Globalism is actually a pseudo-religion, it is the Sharia Law analog of the West. It is an extreme belief in the infallibility and inevitability of Globalization. It and all of its doctrines are unassailable and anyone who questions them are disqualified from legitimacy. There are a number of dogmas connected with Globalism Chief among them is what is now commonly called Climate Change. Other dogmas include:
- The Right to Migrate (for western countries this means unfettered immigration- legal and otherwise)
- Multiculturalism (which is more accurately described as
- Cultural Relativism)Disdain for Nationalism and Populism
- Condemnation of Income Inequality (although, ironically most of those who trumpet this the loudest are pulling down vast incomes for doing so- see Bernie Sanders, Al Gore, Hillary Clinton, Barak Obama, et al)
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